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A Monument to the Mouse

By Linda Tancs

It isn’t easy being a mouse, especially for those giving up their lives for medical research. To honor their sacrifice, a bronze statue in Russia heralds their contribution to science. Monument to the Laboratory Mouse is located in Siberia in the city of Novosibirsk. It depicts a bespectacled, studious mouse knitting a double-strand of DNA. You’ll find it in front of the Institute of Cytology and Genetics at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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